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MANILA, Jan 24 (dpa): Twelve suspected members of a criminal gang and a police officer were killed on Saturday in a pre-dawn shoot-out in the southern Philippines, police said.
WASHINGTON (AP): President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned four former government contractors convicted in a 2007 massacre in Baghdad that left more than a dozen Iraqi civilians dead and caused an international uproar over the use of private security guards in a war zone.
MANILA (Xinhua): Philippine government troops killed five suspected leftist rebels in a clash in the Rizal province, east of the capital Manila, before dawn on Thursday (Dec 17), the military said.
KANKARA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Families of more than 300 kidnapped Nigerian schoolboys worried they may be radicalised or held for years as security forces combed a vast forest on Wednesday for armed captors possibly from the jihadist Boko Haram movement.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - The Nigerian military had located and exchanged fire with gunmen who kidnapped scores of secondary school students in northwestern Katsina state, according to a statement from the president on Saturday.
SAO PAULO, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Heavily armed Brazilian bank robbers on Tuesday seized several hostages and scattered looted bills in the air following a shootout with police, as they attempted to get away.
KOTA KINABALU: Four Indonesian hostages abducted from Sabah earlier this year were unhurt in the latest gunfight between their Abu Sayyaf captors and the Philippine military in Jolo.
KOTA KINABALU: Four Indonesian hostages abducted from Sabah earlier this year are unhurt as their Abu Sayyaf captors clashed with pursuing Philippines military forces in Jolo.
KOTA KINABALU: Security forces in the Phillipines are believed to have killed seven Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) militants on their way to Sabah in the early hours of Tuesday (Nov 3).